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Feb. 11, 2003 Meeting Minute
North Indian Trail Neighborhood Council
Meeting Minutes for
February 11th, 2003

Welcome and Introductions, by Glenn Hall

Glenn Hall (GH) welcomed everyone to the meeting and announced some last minute changes to the meeting agenda. GH announced that the Neighborhood Council is still looking for a lawyer for some Pro Bono work. The NITNC needs some legal advice concerning the BPA high voltage transmission lines and on a city enforced contractor’s fund for neighborhood development. GH also reminded everyone that the next meeting would take place on March 18th, 2003 at the Prince of Peace Church.


Executive Committee Report, by Ed Lewis

Ed Lewis (EL) gave a report of some of the action items the Executive Committee has been working on since the last meeting. The list of items covered included both short and long term planning ideas and a request for volunteers to help steer some of the items. EL also gave some updates on some on going projects including the Voluntary Impact Fee, 5-Mile Drainage, and area crime reports.


Treasurer’s Report, by Scott Barrick

For February 11th 2003 our beginning balance was $1215.47, income of $32 was collected from the last meeting. Expenses were $27.44 for some meeting refreshments and supplies. Our ending balance was $1220.03.

Beginning Balance: $ 1215.47
Income: $ 32.00
Expenses: $ (27.44)
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Ending Balance $ 1220.03

Scott Barrick than asked the people in attendance to submit ideas to the Executive Committee on ways we can make good use of our money.

Community Assembly Report, by Cheryl Fleming

Cheryl Fleming (CF) reminded everyone of the upcoming Traffic Awareness Week (April 13th to the 20th), and talked about the different ways neighbors can show their support.

CF discussed that the Neighborhood Clean-up Program is going to be in place for 2003, and that Chuck Moser is going to coordinate our Neighborhoods use of the funds again this area. CF extended the Executive Committee’s thanks to Chuck for the wonderful job he does every year with this program.

CF talked about the new City’s Noise Ordinance for noisy parties and boom-box cars. The new ordinance makes any offenses a criminal act instead of a civil one. This means people can be arrested and or fined for violating the Noise Ordinance. The minimum fine for a conviction is $250 dollars. Barking dogs are not included in the new noise ordinance.

CF discussed a proposal that will effect For Hire Vechiles, which include Taxis, Limos, and Shuttle Buses. The new Ordinance would put into effect rules and requirements that any operator of such a vechile must adhere to. The rules include the vechiles operating conditions and safety items for passengers. The new Ordinance would also allow the Police Department to take complaints against these vechiles, where they were not doing so before.

For more information on the Community Assembly, please visit the following link:
http://www.spokaneneighborhoods.org/comm_assembly.htm


Sundance Plaza Shopping Center, by Terry Tombari

Terry Tombari gave an update about new businesses that will be opening up in the Shopping Center. The businesses included a Benedito’s Pizza, an Art Gallery, and a Blockbuster Video Store. Terry than took some questions about the Shopping Center from the audience.


Street Utility Fee, by Ed Lewis

Ed Lewis (not representing the Executive Committee) gave a brief presentation on some concerns he has about the proposed Street Utility Fee discussed during our November meeting. For more information about the Fee, please refer to the November meeting minutes.

Ed would like to see a voter approved method for fixing the streets, instead of council approved method like the Street Utility Fee. He would also not like to see it as a property tax, but of a user fee like a pump tax, a tax accessed according to a vechiles weight, a tax on studded tires. He would also prefer to see the proposed method for administering the tax to be as simple as possible, instead of the complex method the Street Utility Fee would use. He wanted to remind people that with the proposed Street Utility Fee there is no way for the voters to control whether the fee goes up or down each year. Ed than took questions and comments from the audience.


Crime Report, by Scott Barrick

Scott Barrick (SB) talked about the nearest area Cop Shop located at 2215 W Wellesley, near Belt. The phone number for the Cop Shop is 625-3336 and they are open from 9-5pm Monday thru Friday. The Cop Shop reports that crime in our area is light, but recently car break-ins have started to rise. The police recommend the following for reducing your chances of having your car broken into:

1. Park inside your garage, if possible.
2. Park under a well light area.
3. Don’t leave anything of value in your car.
4. Don’t leave credit card slips in your car, as thieves are using them to still your identity.

SB also indicated the top 5 police response categories in our neighborhood for Jan.-June 2002 to be the following:

1. Runaways at 218
2. Residential Alarms at 170
3. Theft at 141
4. Reckless Driver at 137
5. Malicious Mischief at 109


Guest Speaker, Hal Ellis

Hal Ellis introduced himself to our audience, as our representative for a newly formed committee to look at where the Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS) should report too. The committee is looking into whether the ONS should report to the Mayor’s Office or the City Council. Hal gave a brief summary of the items that led to the formation of this committee and its goals.

Community Concerns and Questions, By Glenn Hall

Glenn Hall (GH) took questions and comments from the crowd. GH also gave some updates about past concerns including street lights at Bedford and Indian Trail, a proposed 18 home development in the area, the District 81 School Bond, and the Happy Birthday Signs along Indian Trail.

Meeting attendance was 38 people.

Next meeting is scheduled for March 18th, 2003.
 
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